Magento overrides custom category URL rewrites after reindex
I'm having an issue with Magento overriding custom category URL rewrites after I reindex the "Catalog URL Rewrites". Im using these custom rewrites to redirect categories from the main navigation to custom pages.
Here are the steps I take:
Find the system category rewrite
Create a custom rewrite using the same ID path, Old Request Path and the Page Url as the target path
ID Path: category/2
Request Path: resources/videos/product-videos
Target Path: product-videos
Permanent 301 redirect
But if I reindex the Catalog URL Rewrites it overrides them and creates a new system url rewrite.
Here are my questions:
Is there any way to fix this?
Is there any time where I'd need to reindex the Catalog Url Rewrites? I only reindexed it this time because I removed the .html suffix from products and categories. So if it's something that doesn't need to be reindexed I'll just keep that in mind and never reindex it.